More than a third of U.S. parents say they are not having enough time to socialize with their children, according to a survey from a nonprofit group.
The findings show that for some parents, there’s a lack of time for socializing with their kids, according the Kids in the Ghetto Foundation.
The survey of more than 500 U.K. parents also showed that about 30 percent of parents said they had lost or missed their children during their child’s school year.
About 50 percent said they have been forced to give up or change schools because of lack of socialization.
The Children’s Defense Fund surveyed more than 8,000 parents who said they were struggling with parenting and found that children’s needs are often overlooked.
The organization said the survey revealed that parents were more likely to be unhappy with the quality of the child-care services they received than with their own ability to parent.
The group is encouraging parents to work with teachers, social workers, school administrators and other caregivers to develop a plan that addresses the child’s needs.